Rue Jouvenet, Rouen (1884; Déville-lès-rouen / Maromme / Déville, France) by Paul Gauguin

Rue Jouvenet, Rouen - Paul Gauguin - 1884; Déville-lès-rouen / Maromme / Déville, France

Artwork Information

TitleRue Jouvenet, Rouen
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1884; Déville-lès-rouen / Maromme / Déville, France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Rue Jouvenet, Rouen

The artwork “Rue Jouvenet, Rouen” was created by Paul Gauguin in 1884. Gauguin, renowned for his contributions to the Post-Impressionist movement, produced this oil on canvas while in Déville-lès-Rouen, Maromme, France. The piece is generally categorized as a cityscape, reflective of the Impressionist movement, and it currently resides within a private collection.

The artwork captures a lively street scene set in Rouen, France, where the architecture and urban life of the period are depicted with the vibrant, loose brushstrokes typical of Impressionism. Gauguin’s use of color and light brings out the textures of the cityscape, while the human figures add a sense of liveliness and daily activity to the composition. The perspective draws the viewer’s eye down the sloping street, inviting contemplation of the various forms and colors that represent the buildings and sky above. This urban tableau is indicative of Gauguin’s early work before he ventured into the more experimental and symbolist approaches that would characterize his later career.

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